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Police Nab Four Suspected Armed Robbers, Cultists In Delta 

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Police Nab Four Suspected Armed Robbers, Cultists In Delta 

The suspect admitted being a member of Aro Bagger Confraternity

Asaba, Delta State– The Delta State Police Command has arrested four suspected armed robbers and cultists in Aniocha South and Ika South Local Government Areas of the state.

In a statement released by the spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, on Thursday, November 16, 2023, said  that the suspects were arrested following a carefully executed operation by the police.

During the operation, law enforcement officers confiscated three locally-made cut-to-size guns, one AK-47 magazine, five rounds of live ammunition, and substances suspected to be Indian hemp.

“On 12/11/2023 at about 0500hrs, operatives of Agbor Area Command while acting on credible intelligence, stormed Kelubia Street Agbor-Obi where they apprehended four suspects: Ogbolu Peter ‘m’, Justice Nmor ‘m’, Precious Odilu ‘m’, Queen Mba ‘f’, all of Agbor Community, and aged 35, 28, 26, and 27 years respectively,” the statement read.

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“Preliminary investigation led to the search of their premises during which two (2) locally made cut-to-size guns, one AK-47 magazine loaded with five (5) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, three (3) rounds of 5.56mm live ammunition, two (2) live cartridges, two (2) Vikings secret cult berets, and ten (10) wraps of weed suspected to be Indian Hemp were recovered.

“The suspects and exhibits are in custody, and investigation has commenced as efforts are being made to arrest other members of the criminal gang.”

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In another development, members of Crack Squad received information about a cult activity at Ogwashi-Uku, Ubulu-Uku Road.

Upon arrival, the members of Crack Squad cordoned off the premises and arrested one Chigozie John ‘m’ aged 36 years, and recovered one locally made cut-to-size gun with one live cartridge.

The suspect admitted being a member of Aro Bagger Confraternity. Meanwhile, further investigation is in process, as efforts are being made to arrest other cult members operating within the state.

Reacting to the arrest, CP Wale Abass hailed the successes achieved as well as the tenacity of the operatives in the execution of their duties.

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He further called on the assistance of the public in the speedy eradication of firearms and ammunition, stating that the opportunity given by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun Ph.D., NPM for persons in possession of firearms to return to the nearest police station is still open, noting that criminal activities will not be tolerated in the state.

The police boss issued a warning to residents, particularly the youths in the State to shun cultism and other related vices, stating that the Command will not relent in identifying, arresting, and bringing them to justice.

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